Me + You
3 – Biblical Manhood
Men and women are created equally but distinctively.
1. The Cultivator
“And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it’, cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”” Genesis 3:17
2. The Warrior
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Psalm 116:6 “God takes the side of the helpless, when I was at the end of my rope, He saved me.” Exodus 4:14
3. The Shepherd
“Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” Matthew 6:26-27
“If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5:8
4. The Lover
“And you husbands must love your wives with the same love Christ showed the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man is actually loving himself when he loves his wife. No one hates his own body but lovingly cares for it, just as Christ cares for his body, which is the church. And we are his body. As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” Ephesians 5:25-31
- How well would you say you that you knew God’s design for you as a man (or girls, how well did you know it as females)? Why is knowing God’s design so important?
- Where do you struggle most when it comes to your identity in God’s design?
- What are some of the biggest lies from culture that you have to fight against when it comes to becoming a biblical man?
- What are you walking away that you can apply to your life this week?